Liversedge, West Yorkshire
£37,570 - £50,819 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist

Are you a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist with Mental Health Service experience of Band 7 to 8a? Do you like the idea of working for a leading specialist service providing NHS funded intensive mental health packages and residential placements for complex young people and young adults?

Our client have an exciting opportunity based in West Yorkshire for a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist. You will join their team of 6 Clinical Psychologists and will have considerable autonomy to shape and develop your role providing direct clinical input, supervision, consultation, teaching and clinical leadership within a multidisciplinary setting.

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist Responsibilities:

- Provide clinical psychological assessment and treatment to young people with severe and enduring mental health disorders.
- Work within and contribute to the therapeutic service model.
- Provide specialist support, guidance and consultation on young people’s psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers.
- Work closely within a multi-disciplinary team.
- Work autonomously within professional guidelines and the overall framework of the service policies and procedures.
- Utilise research skills for audit, teaching, policy and service development.

Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist Requirements:

- Doctoral level training in clinical psychology, including two or more distinct psychological therapies.
- Current registration with HCPC.
- Minimum of twelve months post qualification experience.
- Full UK Driving Licence.
- Experience of specialist psychological assessment and treatment of clients across the full range of care settings, including at least six months clinical experience working in child and adolescent mental health.
- Experience of working with a wide variety of client groups.
- Knowledge of whole life span development and the impact on emotional, psychological and mental well-being.
- Knowledge of the theory and practice of at least one evidence based psychological therapy relevant to the treatment of adolescents with complex problems and their families.

Desirable Criteria:

- Additional specialist knowledge or training in psychological therapies including models i.e., CAT, CBT, ST.
- Experience working in an inpatient mental health setting.
- Experience of service quality monitoring e.g. clinical audit, evaluative research, etc.
- Experience of teaching, training and / or offering supervision.
- Experience of working in a community based mental health setting.

If you are interested in joining an enthusiastic, motivated business who thrive in multi-disciplinary environments, working with young people and young adults with complex difficulties then please get in touch today.

Our client operates a safer recruitment process and as part of this process the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. Our client are an equal opportunities employer who values diversity and positively encourages applications of all ages from all sections of the community.

About Our Client:

Our client is a specialist service providing NHS funded intensive mental health packages and residential placements for complex young people and young adults. They offer intensive therapeutic provision to young people, often transitioning from inpatient or secure settings, to support them to be able to maintain community placements. They specialise in working with young people with a diagnosis of personality disorders and / or complex PTSD.

Location: West Yorkshire

Job type: Full Time, Permanent, Full time or part time hours will be considered

Salary: £37,570 - £43,772 or £44,606 - £50,819 (Band 7 / 8a Salary - Dependant on experience)

Benefits: 27 days holiday + 8 bank holidays (Rising to 31 days + 8 bank holidays with service). Enhanced Superior company pension. Paid Induction (Running over 7 days). Enhanced maternity / paternity leave. Free on-site parking. Paid Enhanced DBS check. Employee Assistance Programme / 24-hour Counselling Service. Online shopping discounts, free eye tests and various other benefits. Excellent Learning and Development opportunities. The opportunity for internal promotions. £100 bonus after completing 6 month probation. Refer a Friend Scheme (Up to £500 per referral). Regular social events and recognition schemes (‘Employee of the year awards’, Summer & Christmas parties).

Closing date for applications: 13th March, 2020

You may have experience of the following: Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Psychology, Psychologist, Third Sector, NFP, Charity, etc.

Ref: 92079

Posted on: 14 February 2020
Closed date: 18 February 2020
Job ref: 92079
Tags: Social Work, Practitioner